5th Annual SLV Chili Cook Off Benefits Felton Library Friends

Photo courtesy of SLVSteve Hundreds of chili enthusiasts enjoyed tasting many kinds of chili during the 5th Annual SLV Chili Cook Off  at the Felton Covered Bridge Park on November 3. The sun shone brightly and the fall air was filled with the aromas of chili and the...

Felton Library Friends Named SLV Chamber 2018 Community Org of the Year

Felton Library Friends (FLF) formed in May 2005 after residents of the San Lorenzo Valley successfully fought a proposed closing of the Felton branch library. In the years between its formation and the passage of Measure S funding for the construction of a new Felton...

It’s happening! Felton Library Friends Celebrate Groundbreaking for New Library

On Friday, September 21, a dream for our community took a huge leap forward. In a ceremony hosted by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Felton Library Friends, key leaders in the development of the new library used their golden shovels to break ground. Below are...

In the News

New Felton library and discovery park coming soon
Santa Cruz Sentinel – May 24, 2018

Felton Library scheduled to break ground in late summer
Press Banner – May 9, 2018

You’re Invited

Join us for the unveiling of design concepts for Felton Library Nature Discovery Park.

When: June 14, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Felton Community Hall Meeting Room, 6191 Highway 9, Felton


We need you! Check out our teams to see which one is a match for you.


Donations will help FLF do amazing things that you will love.


Join us for an upcoming event! Find out more about the new library.

New Library Timeline

Jun 2016
Mar 2017
October 2017
Jan 2018
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2019

Jun 2016

Measure S passes! Santa Cruz Public Libraries sought approval of Measure S, a $67 million revenue measure to fund repairs and upgrades at all 10 neighborhood branches. The Felton Branch was allocated $10 million for the new library located on Gushee Street.

Mar 2017

The County will host a community meeting presenting the conceptual site plan for the 2 acre site. Staff will answer questions and listen to feedback from community members.

October 2017

CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) Certification complete. 

Jan 2018

Construction document preparation begins. 

Spring 2018

Bidding and building award.

Summer 2018

Groundbreaking celebration and construction begins. 

Fall 2019


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